YEREVAN, November 8. /ARKA/. Armenia’s minister of education and science Armen Ashotyan discussed issues related to the final stage of opening an international branch campus of the Moscow State University in Yerevan with the rector of the University academician Victor Sadovnichiy in Moscow.
The sides discussed the branch campus prospects and said it will help strengthen educational and scientific ties between the two countries and make the two societies closer to each other.
The minister briefed Sadovnichiy on educational and scientific reforms in Armenia, according to the press office of the ministry.
Academician Sadovnichiy confirmed wish to cooperate with Armenia in scientific and educational field and stressed the Moscow State University is ready to arrange the higher education in line with bets international practice, according to the report..
After his negotiations with Armenia’s president Serzh Sargsyan on September 3 Russia’s Putin said an initiative is under way to set up a Russian gymnasium and an international branch campus of the Moscow State University in Yerevan. He mentioned the two countries have already had successful experience of cooperation in education, particularly the Russian-Armenian University and six branch campuses of Russian higher schools where over 2,000 students study. –0-